[Qgis-developer] QGIS 1.2.0 Branched - Call for packaging

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Mon Aug 24 10:04:57 EDT 2009

On Aug 24, 2009, at 1:51 AM, Paolo Cavallini wrote:

> William Kyngesburye ha scritto:
>> which causes Qgis to crash if GRASS is missing, thus effectively
>> requiring GRASS (and the installed frameworks) as a workaround  
>> until the
>> problem is fixed.
>> So, the only people who would benefit from an all-in-one would be OSX
>> Leopard users who don't need GRASS support.
> I think an all-in-one package should contain GRASS.
> All the best.

not practical: huge - right now my universal GRASS app is ~200MB;  
universal Qgis is 160MB; the frameworks total 120MB

It also just seems wrong, bundling a complete application inside  
another application.

I guess personally I'm just not too keen on the all-in-one thing,  
especially with the complications (it would be fine otherwise).

One possibility would be to completely remove the GRASS plugin from  
the all-in-one Qgis.  Then it won't even try to load it and crash.   
The readme would point people to the full framework-based Qgis if they  
need GRASS support.

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

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